How's WOW goin for yeh?

<p>I don’t know about u guys, but im exhausted!</p>

<p>So far, so good. :) Glad I signed up for WOW as I almost didn't.</p>

<p>I'm glad it's been a positive experience for the 2 of you. I haven't talked to my son since we dropped him off but I think he is going kayaking today.
Unfortunately for some it has not been such a good week. Cal</a> Poly WOW brings alcohol injuries - Local - San Luis Obispo</p>

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“The ER is a safe zone,” Georghiou said. “We’re not going to be calling the police. We are just out to protect patients. That is our job. We’re talking about something that is potentially life threatening.”

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<p>Sad that some kids are drinking so much they need to be brought to the emergency room, but reassuring that the kids won't be charged with underage drinking, at least at the hospital.</p>

<p>"Cal Poly police Chief Bill Watton said the university is also investigating a case where incoming students and their parents were harassed by drunken young people at the university’s Grand Avenue entrance on Saturday, which was move-in day."</p>

<p>This was a real nice first-impression of college life - and the signs they were holding were real tacky. They certainly had a captive audience as everyone was stuck in traffic when we arrived. I realize they were off campus, but it's too bad the police couldn't have asked them to tone it down a little bit....</p>

<p>Having a good time so far, everything except the Wow-a-rama has been good, that was kind of awful.</p>

<p>I thought the welcome on Grand Ave was festive and fun. I laughed at the signs. </p>

<p>Cal poly mom</p>

<p>I didn't see the signs because we entered on Highland. Were they something like "drop your daughters off here?"</p>

<p>We came in the back way as well but saw the shacks when we made a Best Buy run. Made me nostalgic and my son ecstatic. Overall he's enjoying WOW and is bummed that he missed a couple of excursions because he . . . overslept. Probably stayed up late getting getting a jump on his calc class.</p>

<p>I didn't know you were an alum gotpeter. Finally got a text from my son today...he is having the time of his life! Loves living in Cerro Vista (what's not to love!) Meeting a lot of new people. Driving kids to WOW events. It's been great for him.</p>

<p>Nope, I'm not. It just took me back to a similar welcome gauntlet at the college I went to back east. Some signs had different messages though, in 1968.</p>

<p>WOW has been an awesome experience. But otherwise this week has been a complete manipulation of Police power. It's amazing how many Police Officers have been going around Hathway street and its satellites. As a student, I recognize that alcohol has been abused this week, but at the same time, I feel like the town has been incredibly harsh on its students. A kid on my floor got arrested and jailed for being "drunk in public", despite the fact that he was walking on route back to the dorms. </p>

<p>Also there have been mandatory Police checkpoints for vehicles and students at the entrance to Cal Poly, and also in front of the Yosemite and Sierra Madre dorms. People and their cars have been searched without consent and probable cause, and I find this extremely unsettling, and a strong breach of our rights as adults. </p>

<p>But besides that, yeah its been a really great week of getting to know fellow peers, and enjoying the fruits of the college tree.</p>

<p>My son was a WOW leader for Sierra Madre (he's a sophmore). He had a blast going through it again and making sure the freshmen had a great time! He took them kyaking, bonfire, over to his apt for pizza and a movie and I don't know what else. But he had fun! It was great to see him involved in it as it involved a lot of training (4 hrs a week the whole spring qtr).</p>

<p>WOW was so much fun! I'm so sad it's over. But my group just had a little reunion, even though WOW ended less than a week ago, and that was fun. While I doubt my WOW group will regularly hang out all together, with the exceptions of WOW reunions of course, it's nice to know a few more people around campus. And we are all in the same dorms so I'm sure we'll being seeing each other around. </p>

<p>And about the drinking going on. The kids involved in those parties are the ones who are "too cool" for WOW. There were a couple of girls like this in my group and they just stopped participating. It's their loss since they already pre-paid for WOW. </p>

<p>WOW is a very unique program and I would encourage all incoming freshman to take part. I'm even thinking of becoming a WOW leader next year so that I could do it all over again!</p>